Our summers in Texas can be unbearably hot and 2011 was especially bad! This idea came from pictures from the newspaper about the area lakes that were drying up. I wanted a small piece of hope for rain so I used a sky with turquoise and white but the land needed to feel as if the heat were rising off of it. All the trees were pretty much gone with only a slight chance of hope for the front ones – hence the highlights in fuchsia and teal. The cracked foreground was done with a knife with multiple colors. The painting is a sharp look at reality for not only Texas but in places across the nation.
Oil on Canvas framed | 24″ x 36″ | For Sale – $400
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